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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 12, 2015, 03:37 PM »
Eh, when Jeff Labovitz was in charge the last few years (he may still be in charge - I'm not sure if Kim is an addition to the SW team or a replacement for him), people were still blaming Derryl. 

I'm sure poor Derryl will continue to get flak even though he hasn't been directly in charge of the line for 3-4 years now.  :-\

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: February 12, 2015, 01:41 PM »
Today's Daily Deal at Entertainment Earth is 40% off a selection of Kre-O Transformers stuff in case anyone was still interested in these...

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 12, 2015, 10:53 AM »
Star Wars Bladebuilders Revealed.  No surprise that the parts include an Episode 7 style hilt.

More interesting to me in that article was this:  "says Kim Boyd, senior director of the Star Wars brand for Hasbro."

Kim Boyd was previously a senior director for Kre-O at Hasbro...  first time I recall seeing her name attached to Star Wars team.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 11, 2015, 10:00 AM »
If this line dies without a new Sim Aloo, and ideally the rest of the boring ass dignitaries...

If they are cranking out a new movie every year, will there be room in the line for figures from 30 year old movies at that point?

With each new movie they add, I have to imagine that will fill the "idea well" so full that stuff like Sim Aloo will be stuck at the bottom of the well for a long, long time...

as are glimpses of the 6" figures we know are coming but have never been shown before, like 3PO, Boushh, and the Emperor.

Boushh and Emperor were shown at the New York Comic Con party:

 

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: February 11, 2015, 09:47 AM »
Honestly, I was quite surprised we weren't down by 2-3 after that first ten minutes.

We played 2.5 periods against Vancouver with only 10 forwards and then those 10 forwards had to play less than 24hrs later.  Our 2nd leading goal scorer is out for 3 months, one of our top PK guys is out for a month.  Our lines were completely scrambled thanks to those injuries and we were out-shot 15-3 at one point in the first. 

Like I said, at least we got a point.  :-\

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: February 10, 2015, 11:15 PM »
At least we got a point...

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So how is the EU poll going to be handled this year?

I think Scott had mentioned earlier in the thread about doing a separate wishlist for Rebels and then one poll for the rest of the EU (everything else).

It'll be up to everyone's personal tastes I guess if they want to vote for the "new" Dis-nE-U characters or the old Star Wars Legends EU characters.

Non-canon EU has less chance than a womp rat in the sights of Luke's T-16.

Sure seems that way.  On one hand, that bums me out... but on the other hand, with the line on life support, tossing figures like Guri, Lumpy, and Ackmena into the line probably isn't the best idea anyway. :(

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 10, 2015, 04:13 PM »
Anyone actually excited for the weekend?

I'm 40% hopeful that we'll get to see some new 3.75" figures from the collector/premium line...  but 60% worried that Toy Fair will be all about the 5POA line and the 6" Black Series.  :-\

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The Wookiee Arcade / Star Wars Humble Bundle
« on: February 10, 2015, 02:36 PM »
I'm not 100% sure how this Humble Bundle thing works since I've never bought one before (you pay $$$ for stuff, money goes to charity I guess?), but this looks almost too good to be true -

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Star Wars Humble Bundle

May the bundle be with you. Do you feel the bundle around you? Here, between you, us, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. That's this bundle! Pay what you want for Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, and Star Wars: Dark Forces. Pay more than the average price, and you also get Star Wars Republic Commando, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Star Wars Battlefront II, Star Wars Starfighter, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. Pay $12 or more, and you get all of the above plus Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition, and Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack.
Pay what you want. These games generally cost up to $137, but here at Humble Bundle, you pay what you want.

On Steam. All games in this bundle are on Steam for Windows. Some are also available on Steam for Mac. Pay $1 or more to get access to Steam keys. Please check out the full system requirements here prior to purchasing.

Support charity. Choose where your money goes -- between the developers and charity (U.S. Fund for UNICEF). If you like this bundle or like what we do, you can give us a Humble Bundle tip too!

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Saga Legends / Re: Saga Legends "Mission Series" Figure 2-Packs
« on: February 10, 2015, 01:39 PM »
Yeah, the $10.99 Amazon version sold out in like 2 hours that day... just the scalper-y resellers left now.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 10, 2015, 10:07 AM »
Looking forward to reading the next stupid idea that WB/DC offers to try to keep up with Disney/Marvel adding Spidey to the mix finally -

'Hey everyone, we're cramming The Wonder Twins into Batman V. Superman - Beginning of the Dawn of Justice League of America Superfriends Challenge'!!!   ::)

ps.
I still really, really hate that Batman V Superman movie title... :P

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels "Mission Series" 2-Packs
« on: February 9, 2015, 04:50 PM »
Wave 6 case and Wave 6 set of 6 pre-orders at EE too...

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: February 9, 2015, 04:34 PM »
I was on the fence about buying these, but now I think I'll pass on all three and wait to see the reviews on the Imp Troop Transport before I decide on that one.

Saw a pic of the Imp Troop Transport filled up with VOTC Stormies on Yakface's facebook page::



Not terrible, but man, if only those troop sockets were a tad bit deeper...   still on the fence, but won't be surprised if I end up passing on this one too.

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Saga Legends / Star Wars Digital Release Commemorative Collection
« on: February 9, 2015, 01:07 PM »
Star Wars Digital Release Commemorative Collection Revealed courtesy of Andrew's Toyz.

Repacks of 5POA figures in a plain white box?  Uh...  pass.

Anyone legitimately thinking about buying these?

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